Coach McDonald played his college ball at the University of Missouri. He started all four years and earned All Big 8 and All-American honors his senior season. He holds single season records at Missouri for total and solo tackles. He ranks fifth on the all-time tackle list for Missouri. Following college, he spent two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The next nine years he played Arena Football with stops in Milwaukee, Portland, Oklahoma City, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
Coach McDonald started his coaching career at West Linn Middle School, Portland, OR in 2002, from 2003-2009 he served as the Defensive Coordinator/Linebacker Coach for Central Catholic, Portland, OR. In 2019 Coach McDonald returned to Central Catholic as the Inside Linebacker Coach.
Collage Playing Career
- 4 year starter at the University of Missouri (1991-1994)
- All BIG 8 ILB (1994)
- All American Honorable Mention (Football News 1994)
- All Time Leading Tackler upon leaving the University, currently #5
- Currently hold the All Time Single Season Tackle record (164)
- Currently hold the All Time Single Season Solo Tackle record (113)
Professional Playing Career
- Played 2 season on the Canadian Football League (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
- Played 9 seasons in the Arena Football League (Milwaukee, WI, Portland, OR, Oklahoma City, OK, Grand Rapids, MI, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, Il)
- West Linn Middle School, Defensive Coordinator (2002)
- Central Catholic, Assistant Coach – ILB’s (2003 – 2009, 2019)